Summer In Bethlehem, the Sibi Malayil movie, is one of the most celebrated multi-starrers of Malayalam movie industry. The movie, which was released on September 4, 1998, had Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, and Manju Warrier in the lead roles.
The movie, which was written by popular writer-director Ranjith, highly impressed the audiences and went on to become the highest grosser of 1998. Summer In Bethlehem is still considered as one of the classic family entertainers of Mollywood.
Social media audiences have conducted several discussions and surveys on the new possible star cast of Summer In Bethlehem, if the movie is hypothetically remade now.
Here are our suggestions... Have a look....
Dulquer Salmaan As Dennis
Dulquer's exceptionally good voice and acting chops make him a perfect choice for the role of Dennis, the rich orphan. The soft-hearted, selfless lover's role is just tailor-made for the actor.
Nivin Pauly As Ravishankar
Nivin is an actor who creates wonders with his charming screen presence. He is also an actor who can pull off comical characters with perfection. It will be really exciting if Nivin is roped in to play Ravishankar, the most-wanted 'murachekkan'...
Parvathy As Abhirami
Parvathy is undoubtedly most talented and versatile actress of her generation. She has an amazing skill to carry any type of characters on her shoulders. We can't really think of any other choices for the role Abhirami, which still remains as one of the best roles in Manju's career.
Soubin As Monai
Well, we are sure that no actor can replace the supremely talented Kalabhavan Mani. But considering his great comic timing and camaraderie with Dulquer and Nivin, Soubin will be a good choice for the role Monai.
Prithviraj As Niranjan
It is hard to imagine any other actor in the place of Niranjan, the character played by Mohanlal. It is has been considered as one of the best ever cameo appearances of Mollywood. If the movie is being remade today, Prithviraj is the only actor who can do justice to this role.
Summer In Bethlehem dealt with the story of Dennis, a rich orphan who longs for love, Ravishankar, Dennis's best buddy and a struggling youngster who fabricates his family, and Abhirami, Ravi's cousin.
Vidyasagar composed the songs and background score for the movie. Most of the songs, especially 'Ethrayo Janmamay' sung by Sujatha and Sreenivas, became chartbusters and are still in the playlists of most of the Malayalis.
The movie ends without the revealing the identity of the girl who loves Ravi secretly and sends him a kitten & audio cassette through courier service. Still, the Malayali audiences are longing to know who the mystery girl is.